Hi nobler son. Love the color combination! I had a Savinelli 606EX with a vuncanite stem that started to taste bad. I sent it to Sas. for a new burgandy, acrylic stem. Now, my colors are the same as your pipe. My Savinelli is black rustic with a burgandy stem. I think the two colors go beautifully together. I'm happy for you too.
It's funny. I adore saddle bits, but I normally don't care for apple shapes. Yet the last two pipes I have purchased were because of the apple shape.
Thanks for the comments, everybody. I had a chance to try the pipe last night, and it smokes very well. Old Gowrie is probably not the ideal tobacco for it, though. I think I'll try some 1Q in it next.